Dolasetron blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting.

Dolasetron oral (taken by mouth) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused by medicine to treat cancer (chemotherapy).

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  • Anzemet
  • More common
    Chest pain or discomfort
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Less common
    Chills
    decrease in the amount of urine
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    fever
    Rare
    Agitation
    black, tarry stools
    bleeding gums
    bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    blood in the urine or stools
    blurred vision
    burning while urinating
    changes in skin color
    confusion
    cough
    delirium
    depression
    diarrhea
    difficult or labored breathing
    difficult or painful urination
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    feeling of warmth
    feeling uncoordinated
    frequent urination
    hallucinations
    headache
    hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
    increased volume of pale, dilute urine
    irritability
    lethargy
    muscle twitching
    nausea
    noisy breathing
    numbness and tingling of the face, fingers, or toes
    pain in the arms, legs, or lower back, especially pain in the calves or heels upon exertion
    pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
    pale skin
    pale, bluish-colored, or cold hands or feet
    pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    rapid weight gain
    red skin
    rigid muscles
    seizures
    sweating
    swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
    tightness in the chest
    tingling of the hands or feet
    tremor
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual weight gain or loss
    vomiting
    weak or absent pulses in the legs
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dolasetron may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Belching
    heartburn
    indigestion
    pain
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    Rare
    Abnormal dreams
    bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
    bloating
    bloody nose
    change in taste
    changes in vision
    continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    darkened urine
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    difficulty seeing at night
    difficulty with moving
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    feeling of unreality
    hearing loss
    increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
    increased sweating
    joint pain
    loss of appetite
    muscle aching or cramping
    muscle pain or stiffness
    pain or burning sensation at the injection site
    pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
    sensation of spinning
    sense of detachment from self or body
    shakiness and unsteady walk
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    swollen joints
    unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
    weight loss
    yellow eyes or skin
  • (intravenous solution, oral tablet)